OurMISSIONatUMass Dartmouth CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTRY
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20)
To provide students at UMass Dartmouth the opportunity to be supported, educated and to grow in the Catholic Faith.
Catholic Campus Ministry supports the members of the Catholic UMass Dartmouth community in their individual and communal growth as they strive to live the message of the Gospel centered on Christ’s teachings and focused on the Eucharist. We welcome all to grow in faith as we challenge each other to imitate God’s love.
We express God’s love in three unique ways that give our mission a solid foundation. Through the pillars of Faith, Community and Service we aim to live out our call to be true Disciples of Christ in our everyday lives.
United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Directive for Campus Ministry
“Campus ministry is one of the important ways the Church exercises her mission in higher education. Its goals include promoting theological study and reflection on the religious nature of human beings “so that intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth can proceed together; sustaining a Christian community on campus, with the pastoral care and liturgical worship it requires; integration of its apostolic ministry with other ministries of the local community and the diocese; and helping the Christian community on campus to serve its members and others, including the many nonstudents who gravitate toward the university.”Campus ministry gathers the Catholics on campus for prayer, worship, and learning in order that they might bring the light of the Gospel to illumine the concerns and hopes of the academic community. All the members of the Church on campus are called, according to their own gifts, to share in this ministry, guided by the professional campus ministers.” – Empowered by the Spirit (USCCB 1985)